Game refuses to work - after 10 ISO softwares and running direct from CD

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MintPolo
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Game refuses to work - after 10 ISO softwares and running direct from CD

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Hi all,

I recently made a post about my 98SE not working, but a reinstall seemed to sort that out.

However, this was merely a hurdle enroute to the finishing line which I still can't cross; getting "The F.A. Premier League Football Manager 99" to work.

Evidently, the setup I have selected is not compatible for the game. I thought perhaps it's something to do with the requested Direct X 5.2 installation at the end never seemingly working... but realise this is probably an extension of another issue.

I am utterly un-savvy when it comes to computers, and getting this far has already taken me days.

I thought, perhaps, if I listed the requirements for the game here, it might assist in ascertaining what the setup should be. As ever, any help is appreciated.

Recommended Setup:
Pentium 200Mhz or higher
32MB RAM
3D Accelerator
4MB Video Card

Supported Hardware:
Supported graphics acceleration boards:
Via D3D
3Dfx Voodoo, Voodoo2, Voodoo2 -w/SLI, 3Dfx Voodoo Rush, Intel740, nVidia Riva 128 and ATI 3D Rage Pro.

"Also requires Video and Sound card compatible with DirectX 5.*"

If anyone can steer me in the right direction of how to get this game to work, I would be eternally greatful. Cost me a fair bit to get a hold of this CD again (not exactly popular) and I just desperately 'need' this to work.

Thanks for any help with this.
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leilei
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Re: Game refuses to work - after 10 ISO softwares and running direct from CD

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Not knowing the config hurts troubleshooting.

If you have the latest Voodoo2 or Voodoo3 drivers installed, you'll also need DirectX 7 (minimum) installed for those drivers to work with Direct3D at all.

"'99" implies at least an expectation for Windows 98 support as that shipped DX6 and should skip DX5 installation.
MintPolo
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Re: Game refuses to work - after 10 ISO softwares and running direct from CD

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leilei wrote: Fri 05 Aug, 2022 11:59 pm Not knowing the config hurts troubleshooting.

If you have the latest Voodoo2 or Voodoo3 drivers installed, you'll also need DirectX 7 (minimum) installed for those drivers to work with Direct3D at all.

"'99" implies at least an expectation for Windows 98 support as that shipped DX6 and should skip DX5 installation.
My apologies for not including this sooner.

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Xanarki
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Re: Game refuses to work - after 10 ISO softwares and running direct from CD

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While in Win98 in PCEM, goto Start > run > type in dxdiag.exe

Screenshot the first window that pops up. Also, screenshot the Display tab too.

This will help confirm if you got everything installed right.

Also, what do you mean by "it doesn't work"? Black screen? Won't launch at all? Error message?
MintPolo
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Re: Game refuses to work - after 10 ISO softwares and running direct from CD

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Xanarki wrote: Sun 07 Aug, 2022 9:31 pm While in Win98 in PCEM, goto Start > run > type in dxdiag.exe

Screenshot the first window that pops up. Also, screenshot the Display tab too.

This will help confirm if you got everything installed right.

Also, what do you mean by "it doesn't work"? Black screen? Won't launch at all? Error message?
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When I select the click to start the game, nothing happens. Doesn't launch at all, no error messages. Desktop is still visible.

It does, however, appear here, suggesting that its running.... somehow:

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Thank you so much for replying by the way, I really appreciate you taking the time to try and help.
MintPolo
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Re: Game refuses to work - after 10 ISO softwares and running direct from CD

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Apologies for bumping this. I've looked everywhere for a solution, and can't find one.
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